The African mobile VOD platform, Tuluntulu, partnered with Rhodes Business School (RBS) and Nedbank to launch the new economic empowerment TV channel on its app services. The channel will be up 24/7 on the Tuluntulu app services.
The vision of Tuluntulu is to enhance the lives of Africans by using relevant content at low cost for the end user. The Tuluntulu app is downloadable free without the user being compelled to subscribe. It is free to use over Wi-Fi and consumes less data than any other streaming app when connected via mobile networks.
The video content of the new channels is created by RBS and is focused on the economics, commercial law, entrepreneurship and financial planning.
Pierre van der Hoven, Tuluntulu’s Founder and CEO said, “We are delighted to increase our free TV offering to over 40 x 24/7 TV channels. Education is a key focus and this new RBS channel is one of seven dedicated education focused TV channels. The Tuluntulu app provides a distribution and monetisation platform for our content partners, and exposure for our sponsors like Nedbank.”
The Director of RBS, Professor Owen Skae, said the projects addresses the needs of the institution to join other global higher education entities who play a significant role in their respective communities through innovation hubs across all faculties to evolve into a ‘communiversity’.
Professor Skae said, “It is the digital era and we need to find ways of making knowledge accessible at the lowest possible cost to as many people as possible. South Africa is at a cross road in its social economic development, having averaged a 1% economic growth over the last quarter century. As part of the pilot programme, we wanted to focus on more specific subjects and audiences to inspire young people to start businesses, grow the economy and employ more people.”